Douglas College

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About Douglas

Founded in 1970, Douglas is a post-secondary institution near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We have major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam and a Training Centre in Surrey. Douglas offers Bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, post-degree and graduate diplomas, general university-transfer courses in the arts, sciences and business, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family and Community Studies), business, and creative arts.

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Students

Every year, about 14,000 students take for-credit courses at Douglas, while close to 10,000 more take short-term, non-credit courses for career or personal development.

Douglas is also a popular choice for international students- every year, Douglas welcomes more than 1,500 students from China, South Korea, India, Japan and many other countries.

Accessibility is a source of pride. This means students with disabilities get the support they need to pursue their educational goals. It also means that Douglas welcomes students who need to upgrade their skills. The College offers upgrading in English and Mathematics, plus learning and study skills.

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Faculty and staff

Douglas has 430 faculty members (plus 50 part-time, contract faculty members) who bring academic rigor and real-world experience to the classroom. They are focused on teaching and on helping students reach their academic and career goals.

Outside the classroom, over 415 staff and administrators help create a friendly, supportive environment.

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Continuing education and short-term training

Douglas offers hundreds of short-term, high-quality courses, programs and workshops via Continuing Education and The Training Group. Just a few of the areas covered by these two groups are business, music, health, perinatal, career development, industry training and more.

Sports and recreation

Extensive recreation and wellness opportunities allow every student to keep their body and mind fit. There are well-equipped fitness centres, intramural teams, and drop-in classes in dance, yoga, aerobics and much more. Douglas also has a number of strong varsity teams.

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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Diploma

Business Management - General Business (Diploma)

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Canada Vancouver New Westminster + 2 more

In the General Business option of the Business Management Diploma Program, students develop fundamental business skills in their first year. In the second year of the program, students focus on a field of interest and can select courses in Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Marketing and other areas. [+]

A successful BUSINESS MANAGER requires a well-rounded set of skills to guide businesses and organizations of all sizes towards their strategic goals. The Business Management Department has a comprehensive set of courses to help you build the skills sets you need for careers in business management, human resources, operations management, entrepreneurship and small business management. Core Courses All the certificates and diplomas in the Business Management department are built around a set of core courses that introduce you to the major areas that make up a comprehensive business education. These areas include: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Computer Science, Law, Mathematics, Communications and Business Ethics. By starting with these core courses you can determine the areas of most interest and relevance to you and then choose a program specialized in the area most suited to your needs and personal career plan. Skill Sets In today’s business environment a business manager requires a solid grasp of the concepts and technical skills learned in Accounting, Mathematics, Law, Human Resources, Ethics, Operations and Marketing courses. A business education also requires the development of a comprehensive set of skills including: Writing, Oral Presentations, Decision Making, Case Problem Analysis, Mathematics and Quantitative skills, Teamwork, and effective Interpersonal Skills. Most business management classes include cases studies emphasizing the application of concepts and technical skills in the analysis of actual business situations and the development of realistic solutions to real-world problems. Instructors Business management instructors are as diverse as your interests, with varied backgrounds in general business, financial services, retail, manufacturing, operations and commercial law. They have many years first-hand experience in the business sector and make their classes relevant to the real world of work. Program Overview In the General Business option of the Business Management Diploma Program, students develop fundamental business skills in their first year. In the second year of the program, students focus on a field of interest and can select courses in Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Marketing and other areas. Curriculum Framework Semester I ACCT 1110 Principles of Accounting I BUSN 1210 Management Essentials FINC 1231 Commercial and Financial Math CSIS 1190 Excel for Business (or CSIS 1110 completed by Dec 2014) CMNS 1111 or CMNS 1115 or any ENGL 1100-level and above Semester II ACCT 1210 Principles of Accounting II ECON 1150 or ECON 1250 or ECON 1101 Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics or The Canadian Economy MARK 1120 Introductory Marketing Semesters III and IV An additional twenty-seven (27) credits (nine (9) courses) in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (from ACCT, BUSN, CSIS, COBA, ECON, FINC or MARK courses) Nine (9) additional college-level credits (three (3) courses) from any area Note: ECON 1150 and ECON 1250 are requirements for the BBA degrees. Admission Requirements Note: English 12 with a grade of "B" and Principles of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 with a grade of "B"or equivalent are prerequisites for some required courses offered in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed the English and Math requirement prior to registration. Career Transfer Pathways The two options, General Business and Business Administration, allow students to prepare for almost any area in the world of business, including transfer to a university, starting a business, managing a business, accounting, computer systems, marketing, sales and international business. University Transfer Two-year block transfers have been arranged with the Open University (Bachelor of Administrative Studies) and the University of Lethbridge (Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management). Certain conditions apply and students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration for details. Transfer credit has also been arranged with Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of the Fraser Valley. [-]

Hospitality Management Diploma

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Canada New Westminster Vancouver + 2 more

Get the education you need to position yourself for a leadership track in hospitality accommodations and food and beverage sectors - in addition to several other careers in the hospitality industry - in the Hospitality Management diploma program. [+]

Get the education you need to position yourself for a leadership track in hospitality accommodations and food and beverage sectors - in addition to several other careers in the hospitality industry - in the Hospitality Management diploma program. Learning with experienced industry professionals, you'll gain skills in areas such as front office processes, food and beverage operations, budgeting, marketing and event management. As you gain new skills, you will also gain valuable experience and contacts by working in community and Douglas College events. Many of our students also gain seasonal jobs - or permanent full-time jobs as graduates - at our student-run Career Days hiring fair every spring. Program Overview The Hospitality Management Diploma Program provides students with marketing and management principles associated with lodging and restaurant operations. For individuals already experienced in the field, the program offers an opportunity to expand marketing and management theory and practice in preparation for university transfer or management training programs. Curriculum Framework First year Full-time first-year students register into a combination of four or five courses from Table A and Table C for a total of 15 credits for their first and second semester. Part-time students follow the same pattern but may register into 3 or fewer courses. Second year Full-time first-year students register into a combination of four or five courses from Table B and Table C for a total of 15 credits for their second and third semester. Part-time students follow the same pattern but may register into 3 or fewer courses. TABLE A HOSP 1115 Fall Winter Tourism Business Structure HOSP 1145 Fall Winter Introductory Food Management HOSP 1210 (ACCT 1110 eq) Fall Winter Accounting Principles HOSP 1235 Fall Winter Food and Beverage Service Operations MARK 1120 Fall Winter Summer Introductory Marketing TABLE B HOSP 2240 Fall Winter Front Desk Operations HOSP 2255 Winter Beverage Management HOSP 2310 Fall Winter Hospitality Management Accounting HOSP 2330 Fall Winter Food and Beverage Cost Controls HOSP 2415 Fall Winter Hospitality Sales and Advertising HOSP 2445 Fall Hospitality & Accommodations Management HOSP 2455 Fall Winter Hospitality Business Policy HOSP 2465 Fall Winter Event Management TABLE C – Students may take at anytime during their program. CSIS 1190 Fall Winter Excel for Business BUSN 1320 Fall Winter Summer Business Law BUSN 3350 Fall Winter Human Resource Management FINC 1231 Fall Winter Summer Financial Math ENGL 1102 or 1106 or 1114 or 1115 or 1130 Fall Winter Summer Reading: Literature and Culture or Fiction or Poetry or Plays, or Academic Writing CMNS 1111 or CMNS 1115 Fall Winter Summer Business Communications ECON 1101* or ECON 1150 Fall Winter Summer The Canadian Economy or Principles of Microeconomics Admission Requirements General College Admission Requirements Foundations of Math 11 or Principles of Math 11 or equivalent. MATU 0410 or successful completion of the Business Readiness Assessment are acceptable alternatives/equivalents for the Math 11 requirement. Special Academic Requirements To maintain Full Time status in the Hospitality Management Diploma program students must meet the following criteria: Must register in a minimum of 12 credits per semester; and Achieve a minimum grade of “P” in all registered academic courses for which there is no prerequisite and a minimum grade of C- in which the course is a prerequisite. If any of the above criteria are not met, students may be placed on Part Time Status. Failure to register into any HOSP program courses in any semester may result in removal from the Hospitality Management Diploma program. Students removed from the HOSP program can re-apply after one year. Part-Time Course registration is prioritized for full-time students. Part-time students will have access to courses where seats are available. This may sometimes cause delays in progress through the program for part-time students. Students must meet prerequisite grade of C- or better and finish first-year courses prior to registering into second-year courses or receive written permission of the Department Chair. Second-year courses are reserved for students having met prerequisites and completed first-year courses. The program is designed to be completed in two years over four semesters - five courses per semester. Taking fewer than five courses per semester will leave you behind and having to complete courses during the summer or at other institutions should space not be available in HOSP. Full-time students taking three or less courses per semester will be re designated as Part Time. Work Hours Graduation Requirement Prior to graduating from the program, students must show proof of having completed at least 500 hours of paid hotel or restaurant experience. [-]

Certificate

Accounting Certificate

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Canada New Westminster + 1 more

Accounting is a growing and ever-changing profession that is a lot more than sitting in a quiet office reading balance sheets. If you have an aptitude for numbers, enjoy problem solving and want a financially rewarding career, accounting is an excellent field for you. And Douglas College's Accounting Department is a great place to develop skills that will help you thrive in an accounting or business career. [+]

Accounting is a growing and ever-changing profession that is a lot more than sitting in a quiet office reading balance sheets. If you have an aptitude for numbers, enjoy problem solving and want a financially rewarding career, accounting is an excellent field for you. And Douglas College's Accounting Department is a great place to develop skills that will help you thrive in an accounting or business career. Program Overview The Accounting Certificate Program provides a concentrated study of accounting subjects and prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions. All classes are offered in the day and evening on a rotational basis to accommodate employment and family commitments. Curriculum Framework Graduation Requirements: Successful completion of 30 credits 25% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College * * Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College. Course Requirements: ACCT 1110** Principles of Accounting I ACCT 1210** Principles of Accounting II ACCT 1222 Computer Applications for Accounting ACCT 2320 Introductory Management Accounting ACCT 3310 Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 3410 Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 3420 Intermediate Management Accounting CSIS 1190 Excel For Business Select one course from the following two options: FINC 1231 Commercial Financial Math MATH 1125 Calculus for Social Sciences Select one course from the following two options: CMNS 1115 Practical Writing ENGL 1130 Academic Writing Total Credits 30.00 Career Transfer Pathways Accounting Certificate Program graduates interested in furthering their careers can transfer seamlessly into the Accounting Management Diploma Program. Accounting Diploma Program graduates can continue their education and expand their employment opportunities with our Bachelor of Business Administration Program. [-]

Certificate in Computing Science

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Canada New Westminster Vancouver + 1 more

Graduation Requirements Successful completion of 30 credits 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College [+]

Curriculum Framework Graduation Requirements Successful completion of 30 credits 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College * A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC - according to the BC Transfer Guide. Course Requirements: ENGL 1130 Academic Writing MATH 1120 Calculus I MATH 1220 Calculus II MATH 1130 Discrete Mathematics CMPT 1105 Intro to Computing Science & Programming CMPT 1110 C++ Programming CMPT 2200 Designing with Raspberry Pi Elective (3) University transferable elective* Total Credits 30.00 Admission Requirements Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below: General College Admission Requirements BC Precalculus 12 with a minimum grade of B [-]

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